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The President is the administrative head of the Executive branch. All Executive departments and Federal agencies comprise this branch of government.

Executive Departments


Executive Agencies


Independent Agencies and Government Corporations

There are more than 60 independent agencies and government corporations that are part of the Executive Branch. They are relatively independent of the President's direction and many have regulatory power. Some well-known independent agencies are the Central Intelligence Agency, Federal Reserve System, and United States Postal Service. Two well-known government corporations are the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Tennessee Valley Authority.

Quasi-Official Agencies

Quasi-Official agencies are not Executive agencies under the definition of 5 U.S.C.105 but are required by statute to publish certain information on their programs and activities in the Federal Register.


  • U. S. Government Manual
  • FedWorld
    An index of federal government web pages sponsored by the National Technical Information Service (NTIS). FedWorld is organized by database, agency or keyword search.